Rainbow SPARX: A Novel Approach to Addressing Depression in Sexual Minority Youth

  title={Rainbow SPARX: A Novel Approach to Addressing Depression in Sexual Minority Youth},
  author={Mathijs F. G. Lucassen and S. Merry and S. Hatcher and C. Frampton},
  journal={Cognitive and Behavioral Practice},
  • Mathijs F. G. Lucassen, S. Merry, +1 author C. Frampton
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
  • A seven-module computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program (Rainbow SPARX) was developed for adolescents with depressive symptoms who are also sexually attracted to the same sex, both sexes, or who are questioning their sexuality (i.e., sexual minority youth). In this paper a rationale for the use of CCBT amongst sexual minority youth with depression and a brief overview of the intervention are provided. Acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary data on Rainbow SPARX’s… CONTINUE READING

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